Nov 18, 2012 12:00pm PST
, but how far are you willing to go? would you turn down the kind of budget slashes that paul ryan wants to make, or are you just budgeting on the tax side? >> no, here's the deal. the number i would throw back to you is in the survey we concluded, 35% of republicans said they would forgive their republican member of congress if they voted to increase tax rates as long as the increased revenue went to solve the problems, not to go to more spending. and i think that that's the key. but i agree with scott, you know, the president sort of made fun of mitt romney's five-point plan, but i tell you what, if the democrats are willing to give on tax simplification, and some people will pay more taxes, and then they bring a more serious proposal on the table to entitlement reform, there is a deal that can be had. i think both the president and speaker boehner have indicated they're willing to give that a shot. >> thank you, gentlemen. good to see both of you and thanks for your work on behalf of the american people. congressman steve nortorette of ohio and congressman john ridgelle from virginia.
Nov 4, 2012 12:00pm PST
clicks ] >>> all right, paul ryan was in his element today campaigning in green bay, wisconsin. the gop vice presidential candidate tailgated with packer fans outside the not quite so frozen tundra of lambeau field, but it's not likely ryan will find time to enjoy the game today. he has three campaigns on his schedule in ohio, minnesota and colorado. here's one way to win over the youth vote, perhaps. teams arrived to a rally. vice president biden did that in lake valley, ohio. he asked two seniors there if they would like a ride to the rally in his limo. he also chatted with voters and senior voters and told a 7-year-old, no dating until you're 30 years old, end quote. how will things change, perhaps, if president obama is defeated? i asked editor in chief of the economists how closely the international community might be paying attention. >> i think the world is now watching the race extremely closely. that always happens with american elections because the person who gets elected to the white house is the most powerful person in the world, so everybody else has to pay attention.
Nov 3, 2012 10:00am PDT
some of them to come vote for our team. paw rye paul ryan and i want to bring real change to america. so some folks are putting aside the demands of daily life and focusing on this campaign. they want to know what the future is going to hold depending on who becomes the next president. who's going to affect their life and their family's life and who is going to affect the country in the way it will make the greatest difference. you can remind them that words are cheap. you can say whatever you want to say in a campaign. but what you can achieve, results, those are earned. those can't be faked. you see, four years ago you could remind them that candidate obama made a number of promises. then go and look at the promises and say how did they do on those? he was going to be a post partisan president. he's been most partisan in dividing -- >> we'll keep an eye on mitt romney's speech in iowa. poppy, that seems like guy problem to have. in des moines and other parts of iowa, the unemployment rate is very low. they can't find workers. but that's also not ideal for them. >> reporter: right.
Nov 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
enthusiastically for romney. i think the choice of congressman paul ryan was an excellent choice and will help him in eastern iowa. >> the president won by 9.5 points in 2008. and the average now 2.4% which i guess is within the margin of error. what is the makeup in the state of republicans versus democrats? do you know offhand? >> that is the change. four years ago there were 112,000 more democrats than republicans. today there is about 4,000 more republicans. so republicans have wiped out that registration advantage. plus the independents i think are going more for romney in iowa. i see a higher level of enthusiasm. i think the republican turnout today up in northwest iowa is strong. in johnson county the voter turnout on election day is not good today. >> thank you. we appreciate you joining us on this special edition of "squawk box." >>> we will bring in john harwood at the table and michelle caruso-cabrera. i'm hoping you can give us a little bit of a cheat sheet. as we watch this evening, what is the big surprises we should be looking at? >> governor branstad set up the crucial surprise
Nov 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
because the vice president in that case, paul ryan, would cast the deciding vote in the united states senate. so a lot to ask for republicans. that is a steep climb, a net gain of four but that's what we're going to be watching for throughout the evening. >> amman jabbers, want to bring in jim cramer to tonight's conversation. a rally on this election day ahead of these results. we've got a couple polls closed with indiana the projected winner mitt romney. kentucky projected winner mitt romney. vermont projected winner barack obama. >> but i think that we've had a lot of the rally that i was hoping for stolen. there was always a sense i think in the market that when we got through with this, we would have a relief rally. we kind of had a relief rally today. look we're almost through with this. i think that's glib because there are stocks, maria, that will get hit if the so-called wrong guy wins if you own them. >> you went through some of them. some are the usual suspects. >> right. >> if there is a romney victory, you would say that the traditional energy stocks, i presume some of th